Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. To…

North Texas home sales and prices revved higher in April

Home sales jumped 28% from a year ago as prices set a new record. North Texas’ runaway housing market headed into the spring buying season with unheard-of increases in sales and prices. Real estate agents sold 10,152 single-family homes in April — 28% more than a year earlier. Condominium sales more than doubled. And the…

Disaster Tax Relief

I want to alert you of a new exemption that has just come across. This is for your property appraisal…your property taxes. The exemption was because of the damage that was sustained by the winter storm that caused so much damage to our homes. They have issued a temporary exemption property damage by disaster. It…

Price Improvement | Wonderful Updated Dallas Condo | For Sale Or Lease

5105 Skillman Street #221 | Dallas, TX 75206 | $170,000/for sale | $1,300/for lease FEATURES Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Parking Spaces: 1 Year Built: 1970 Subdivision: Arbor Court Condo Located on Floor #: 2 Floors in Bldg: 2 School District: Dallas ISD Square Footage: 1057 Agent Name: Mary Beth Harrison Broker: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate MLS #: 14521728 DESCRIPTION Wonderful updated condo located in the Lovers, University…

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

  Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since January, mortgage rates have increased half a percentage point from historic lows…

Beautifully Updated Lake Highlands Condo

9910 Royal Lane #205 | Dallas, TX 75231 | $182,500 FEATURES Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Parking Spaces: 2 Year Built: 2009 Subdivision: Glen Oaks Townhouses Located on Floor #: 1 Floors in Bldg: 2 School District: Richardson ISD Square Footage: 1070 Agent Name: Mary Beth Harrison Broker: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate MLS #: 14540173 DESCRIPTION Beautifully updated Lake Highlands condo situated in a private, gated setting with…

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

  According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to qualify for a mortgage. While stricter lending standards could be a challenge for some, many buyers may…